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  • Putin, Macron bond over shared unease at Trump's actions

    05/26/2018 8:30:34 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 25, 2018 | Michel Rose, Denis Pinchuk
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday found a common cause in their shared unease at U.S. President Donald Trump’s actions on Iran, climate change and international trade. Speaking at a question-and-answer session in front of an audience of business executives and Russian officials, Putin said the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal was damaging and counter-productive. Macron said he would try to convince Trump to return to talks about Iran’s nuclear program, and was also critical of Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. “That was not desirable,” Macron said,...
  • Salisbury businesses reopen for first time since nerve agent attack (tr)

    05/26/2018 7:43:56 AM PDT · by BBell
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/26/18 | DIANNE APEN-SADLER
    Fresh turf marks spot where poisoned Russian spy and his daughter were found slumped on a bench as sealed off Salisbury businesses reopen for first time since nerve agent attack Thoroughfare near bench has been closed since nerve agent attack 11 weeks ago Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia were found unconscious on bench on March 4 Businesses are preparing to reopen today as Salisbury makes steps in recovery Shoppers were avoiding area over health and safety fears, harming businessesFresh turf marks the spot where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a bench after...
  • Putin blasted Trump's trade fights without ever saying his name

    05/25/2018 9:45:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 25, 2018 | Bob Bryan
    Russian President Vladimir Putin took US President Donald Trump to task over a recent increase in trade barriers and an abandonment of the international trade order, all without saying his counterpart's name. In a speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin disparaged recent trade protectionism from countries including the US and urged nations to recommit to free trade. "We do not need trade wars or even temporary trade truces," Putin told a crowd of world leaders. "We need full-time trade peace." In addition to the general comments about protectionism, Putin also specifically attacked Trump's recent tariffs. Without specifically...
  • US has 'complete confidence' in probe conclusion that Russian missile downed MH17

    05/25/2018 9:28:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    thehill.com ^ | May 24, 2018 | Josh Delk
    The U.S. is affirming new findings from investigators linking the 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane to the Russian military. The State Department said Thursday that it has "complete confidence" in the Dutch-led probe that determined Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 had been shot down using a missile launcher from a Russian anti-aircraft brigade. Investigators announced findings from the long-running probe on Thursday, nearly four years after the plane carrying 298 passengers from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, went down over Crimea, a Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia. "We recall the UN Security Council’s demand that 'those responsible …...
  • U.S. GOVERNMENT PLANNED FALSE FLAG ATTACKS TO START WAR WITH SOVIET UNION, JFK DOCUMENTS SHOW

    05/25/2018 7:57:19 PM PDT · by bitt · 89 replies
    NEWSWEEK ^ | 11/20/2017 | MELINA DELKIC
    The U.S. government once wanted to plan false flag attacks with Soviet aircraft to justify war with the USSR or its allies, newly declassified documents surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy show. In a three-page memo, members of the National Security Council wrote, "There is a possibility that such aircraft could be used in a deception operation designed to confuse enemy planes in the air, to launch a surprise attack against enemy installations or in a provocation operation in which Soviet aircraft would appear to attack US or friendly installations to provide an excuse for U.S. intervention." The...
  • Russia's Su-57 Fighter Launches A New Cruise Missile From Its Weapons Bay

    05/25/2018 7:53:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Drive ^ | May 25, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has presented video of the country's new Su-57 fighter—you can read our full analysis on this often misunderstood aircraft here—launching a new cruise missile from its internal weapons bay. This is the first video we know of not only of this missile being tested, but also of the Su-57s weapons bays in use. In his statement, Shoigu mentions the Russian Ministry of Defense's large effort to test and evaluate new weapons on the Syrian battlefield, but it's not clear if this launch took place over the war-torn country or not. He says the test occurred...
  • Mr. Mueller Goes to Jerusalem. Unhinged Russia collusion investigation spreads to Israel.

    05/25/2018 9:33:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/25/2018 | Ari Lieberman
    Robert Mueller’s criminal probe of President Donald Trump, his associates and the Trump campaign has passed the 1-year benchmark, and the DOJ-appointed special counsel is no closer to proving Russian collusion or obstruction of justice than when he first commenced his investigation. What Mueller has succeeded in doing is wasting in excess of $20 million in taxpayer money. Actually, Mueller’s investigation may not have been a complete waste for it inadvertently succeeded in exposing the rot and sewage of the deep state. Thus far, five FBI and DOJ officials involved with Mueller and his McCarthy-like witch hunt have been fired...
  • Damning MH17 findings: Missile was from Russian armed forces

    05/25/2018 4:28:43 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    new.com.au ^ | May 25, 2018 | Magen Palin
    AN international team of investigators has determined that the missile which blew Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 out of the sky nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit. International representatives, including Australian Federal Police, today gathered in the Netherlands to announce they had found “convincing evidence” that MH17 was shot down by a Buk-TELAR missile from Russia. Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police said that detailed analysis of video images showed the missile was from the Russian military’s 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade based in the Russian city of Kursk. The top Dutch investigator said the international Joint...
  • Turkey’s Currency Meltdown

    05/24/2018 12:14:14 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 65 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 23 May 2018 | WSJ Editorial Board
    Turkey’s lira fell as much as 5% on Wednesday (23 May '18), and it’s lost more than a fifth of its value this year... On Wednesday the (Turkish Central) bank lifted a key lending rate to 16.5% from 13.5%... Mr. Erdogan has wanted to keep interest rates low before the June 24 parliamentary and presidential elections when he hopes to consolidate even more power.
  • Gaza ministry removes baby from list of people killed by Israeli army

    05/24/2018 9:47:10 PM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 May 2018 | Hazem Balousha, Oliver holmes
    Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry has said it has removed an eight-month-old baby from a list of people killed by Israeli troops while authorities investigate to determine the cause of death. The ministry announced last week that Leila al-Ghandour died from teargas inhalation during a 14 May demonstration along the frontier, where it said Israeli fire killed more than 60 people. A doctor was later anonymously cited by the Associated Press as saying the infant had a pre-existing medical condition and that he did not believe teargas caused her death. Ministry spokesperson Dr Ashraf al-Qidra said an investigation was now being...
  • Oil prices fall as Russia warns of gradual output increase

    05/24/2018 11:55:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    reuters.com ^ | May 25, 2018 | Henning Gloystein
    Oil prices eased on Friday as Russia hinted it may gradually increase output, after having withheld supplies in concert with producer cartel OPEC since 2017.
  • Russia quietly conducted the world's longest surface-to-air missile test

    05/24/2018 8:49:23 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    Russia quietly conducted the world's longest surface-to-air missile test, according to sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence concerning the weapons program. The S-500 surface-to-air missile system successfully struck a target 299 miles away, which the U.S. assessed is 50 miles further than any known test, said the sources, who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity. Russia claims that the ground-based missile system is capable of intercepting hypersonic missiles, drones and aircraft as well as stealth warplanes like the F-22 and the F-35. The S-500 system would expand the Kremlin's capabilities to engage multiple targets with precision strikes.
  • At Least 6 and Potentially 7 Known and Suspected Intelligence Informants Spied on Trump Campaign

    05/24/2018 1:40:12 PM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 24, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: THE LIST: At Least 6 and Potentially 7 Known and Suspected Intelligence Informants Accused of Spying on Trump Campaign As the Russia meddling into the 2016 US election unwinds, the meddling by the Obama Administration’s CIA and FBI, is becoming surprisingly more and more clear. Internet sleuth, former D.C. Bureau Chief for Investors Business Daily, author and Hoover Institution Media Fellow, Paul Sperry, tweeted a list of 6 or 7 individuals that worked for or were suspected of working for the FBI/CIA and who were involved in spying on President Trump.
  • The US Embassy Move Reflects the New Middle East

    05/24/2018 5:20:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 5-24-19 | Joshua S. Block
    A woman walks next to a road sign to the US embassy in Jerusalem, May 11, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ammar Awad. When Iranian Quds forces fired missiles at Israeli targets on the Golan Heights recently and Israel responded by decimating significant parts of Iran’s military infrastructure inside Syria, something remarkable happened. The United States, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates all identified Iran as the aggressor. Bahrain even explicitly acknowledged the Jewish state’s right “to defend itself.” A decade ago, that would have been unthinkable, but the Middle East has changed in a very fundamental...
  • FBI Informant Halper Accused Of Making ‘False’ And ‘Absurd’ Allegations About Russian Infiltration

    05/24/2018 10:54:07 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/23/2018 | Chuck Ross
    Shortened title. Full title: FBI Informant Stefan Halper Accused Of Making ‘False’ And ‘Absurd’ Allegations About Russian Infiltration At Cambridge FBI informant Stefan Halper said Russians infiltrated the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar He flagged interactions between a Russian researcher and Mike Flynn People involved called Halper’s claims “false” and “absurd” The FBI informant who made contact with members of the Trump campaign has made allegations of Russian spy infiltration at the University of Cambridge that people involved in the matters have called “false” and “absurd.” A Russian academic who worked at Cambridge with the informant, Stefan Halper, said he made “false...
  • Investigators: Buk Missile From Russian Antiaircraft Brigade Downed MH17

    05/24/2018 6:13:14 AM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    A Dutch-led international criminal investigation has concluded that the Buk missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 came from Russia's 53rd Antiaircraft Missile Brigade. The Joint Investigative Team (JIT), comprising authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Ukraine, made the announcement at a press conference on May 24 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. MH17 was shot down over the conflict zone in Ukraine's Donetsk region on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board. The JIT "has come to the conclusion that the Buk-TELAR that shot down MH17 came from the 53rd Antiaircraft Missile...
  • BREAKING: FBI Spy Stefan Halper May Have Bled Info Into Hillary’s Phony Dossier

    05/23/2018 3:40:59 PM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 23, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Hill sources are saying the FBI spy who infiltrated Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, Stefan Halper bled information into Hillary’s phony dossier, reported Paul Sperry. The informant, Stefan Halper, was paid a total of $411,575 in 2016 and 2017 for work with the US government that included spying on the Trump campaign. It was a lucrative business for Stefan Halper. Now the Democrats are in spin mode.
  • Senate Democrats look for traction on gas prices

    05/23/2018 9:52:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is ripping the White House over high gas prices, arguing President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is putting a pinch on middle class wallets. “According to energy analysts and experts, President Trump’s reckless decision to pull out of the Iran deal has led to higher oil prices,” Schumer said at a press conference held at an Exxon filling station on Capitol Hill, where a gallon of regular costs $3.89. “These higher oil prices are translating directly to soaring gas prices, something we know disproportionately hurts middle- and lower-income people,” Schumer...
  • Putin's 'unlimited range' nuclear missile crashed after 22 miles, US intelligence sources claim

    05/22/2018 6:33:44 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    Since its range is unlimited, it can manoeuvre as long as you want,” Mr Putin said. “For now, no one in the world has anything like this.” But sources with direct knowledge of a US intelligence report told CNBC that four tests of the missile between November and February all resulted in crashes. The longest flight lasted two minutes and covered 22 miles, while shortest ended only four seconds and five miles after launch, they said. CNN previously quoted a US official as saying the cruise missile had crashed during tests. Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied the reported US...
  • Colonel Richard Kemp: UN Encourages Terrorism Against Israel

    05/21/2018 4:15:35 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | May 21, 2018 | Joel Leyden
    Colonel Richard Kemp: UN Encourages Terrorism Against Israel By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — May 21, 2018 … Speech made by Colonel Richard Kemp at the emergency session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the deteriorating situation in Gaza on 18 May 2018. Col. Kemp, decorated for his bravery with the UN Protection Force in Bosnia, tells the United Nations Human Rights Council: “Your failure to admit Hamas is responsible for every drop of blood spilt encourages their violence and use of human shields, makes you complicit in further bloodshed.” VIDEO CAN BE VIEWED AT: http://israelnewsagency.com/un-terrorism-gaza-hamas-iran-jihad-human-rights-israel-idf/...